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Old 09-13-2007, 11:54 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by MarieS View Post
That's quite the spirited essay there inez...
That's an interesting perspective. So we as fans owe Marat unconditional support and admiration and he doesn't owe us anything? Oooooooook.
There are different levels of fandom. I haven't reached the delusional-will-support-any-insane-enterprise-he-undertakes level yet, but I'll let you know when I get there .
Bottom line is, he's a public figure. He's obligated to his sponsors, his sport, his fans, to at least show up to the things he has committed to. If he doesn't like it, that's TOUGH SHIT because he wouldn't be the multi-millionaire he is today without that sport. Doing this is irresponsible and me being a fan in no way bars me from saying this. I'm not denying him his right to make the decisions he wants to make, but just because he has the right to make them doesn't mean I can't point out how ridiculous they are in MY opinion.
And yes yes, I've heard ALL about his multi-dimensionality...Somewhere deep inside him there lies a dead poet that he needs to get in touch with every few years ...I wish I could buy into this every time, but to me it's over-romanticizing and lazy reporting all in one wonderful package, and frankly I am tired of hearing about it ...

steph, if I wanna whine, I'll whine all I want . I can't do this anywhere else .
Some sportsmen have agreements in their sponsor contracts forbidding them to do dangerous activities. If Adidas knew about this and said nothing it must be that's it ok or they didn't know, and they might catch him later for that we'll see

whine all you want Mawie... it still won't change the fact that he's there and didn't ask for you permission sorry

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Originally Posted by Wednesday Addams View Post
While this is all true, I think it's safe to assume Marat didn't cancel the rest of his season to guard luggage at the base camp. It's obvious he's gonna climb it. How far he'll make it, we'll see. Maybe he won't reach the top, maybe he will. But I don't think he's there to shop for souvenirs for 40 days


That being said, please let's not go overboard with the freaking out. Yes, it's really dangerous, he obviously just "hitched a ride" with this expedition, which was planned already and would have gone up with or without him. BUT, again. Those are experienced people and they would not have taken him if they thought he wasn't up to it. Also, nobody said he HAS to climb it all, he can climb how much he likes or feels he can. And let's take comfort in the fact that he is more fit than the average person (probably even more that the ppl he is with, judging by the pics) and that will be an advantage.


Everything is said and done now, we can just wish him well, hope he comes back safe and gets whatever it is he wants from this trip.
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